This is not my lunch today or yesterday. I took this picture several weeks ago but never got around to posting it. Then I found out about NIAFPHFPPW (“National Irritate a Food Pic Hater Food Pic Posting Week”) (originating here) Really? There are people who hate pictures of food? Strange.
I’m not sure this really qualifies, because it’s healthy, but it’s what I’ve got so here it is.
I could only make this for myself. My other half doesn’t like sweet potatoes at all and my boys only like them two ways: topped with brown sugar, cinnamon, and marshmallows or in a sweet potato pie. And none of them like onions either. The onion is a funny vegetable. Most people either hate it or love it and if you love it you think almost everything needs onions. I’m one of the latter kind of people so I’ve been thinking about putting onions in sweet potatoes for just about forever. So here’s how I made it for one.
I used one smallish sweet potato, julienne cut, (I did it the hard way, no food processor, just a knife.) one banana pepper, sliced, and a little bit of onion, say about an eighth of a cup. The sweet potatoes take longer to cook than the other two ingredients so I cooked them in the microwave for a little bit. (about 3 minutes but your microwave may be different) Then I put everything in a skillet with a little olive oil, a little sprinkling of chili powder and stir fried for just a couple of minutes.
I know that’s not a very exact recipe. So I could never be a food writer. This was delicious and easy to make so, if you’re the sort of crazy person who would mix onions and sweet potatoes, give it a try.